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					                   CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLAN
                               USDA Forest Service
    Pacific Southwest Research Station Continuity of Operations Plan for Riverside

Introduction:

The purpose of this plan is to communicate the proper actions for responding to an
occupant emergency. The emergency may include a fire, explosion, discovery of an
explosive device, severe weather, earthquake, chemical or biological exposure or threat,
hostage takeover or physical threat to building occupants and visitors.

Responsible Officials’ Sign-Off Sheet:



Prepared by: _s/   Irene M. Powell_______________________
              Riverside Safety Coordinator: Irene M. Powell




Approved by: ________________________________________
             Assistant Station Director: Hao Tran


Approved by: ________________________________________
             PSW Station Safety Officer: Charles Richmond


Approved by: ________________________________________
             PSW Station Director: James R. Sedell


                                        Date:_________________
                                               TABLE OF CONTENTS

TELEPHONE CONTACTS
     PSW Emergency Chain of Command........................................................4
     Emergency Notification Numbers.........................................................…...5
     Emergency Telephone Numbers................................................................6

PURPOSE.............................................................................................................7

LOCATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.........................................................8

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AT THE FACILIY
      Fire alarm and evacuation equipment........................................................9
      Emergency hazardous material spill equipment.........................................9
      First aid equipment and supplies................................................................9
      Communications equipment.......................................................................9
      Environmental services contractors..........................................................10
      Emergency cadre......................................................................................10
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SPILL/RELEASE RESPONSE
      Introduction................................................................................................11
      Procedures for responding to hazardous spills
              Chemical spills in the laboratory......................................................11
              Bulk material spill.............................................................................12
              Radioactive materials.......................................................................12
              Biohazardous material.....................................................................12
              First aid procedures during spill emergencies..................................13
      Hazardous substances...............................................................................13
      Reporting release or threatened release of a hazardous material..............15
      Location’s external agency reporting authority............................................16
      Emergency notification worksheet...............................................................17

FIRE/EXPLOSION RESPONSE
      Introduction..................................................................................................18
      Small fires and fire extinguishers.................................................................18
      Large fires....................................................................................................20
      Initiating the Emergency Response System................................................20

EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE..................................................................................21

BOMB THREAT RESPONSE
     Bomb Threat................................................................................................22
     Suspicious
Packages...............................................................................................................22

EVACUATION........................................................................................................24
    Command centers.......................................................................................25
    Command center team................................................................................26



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         Evacuation Procedures
                Building occupants responsibilities..........................................................28
                Supervisor responsibilities.......................................................................29
                Assembly area leader responsibilities......................................................29
                Evacuation team responsibilities..............................................................30
         Building monitors................................................................................................31
         Exit monitors.......................................................................................................31
         Damage control team..........................................................................................31
         Nights/weekends/holidays...................................................................................32
         Communications..................................................................................................32

SHELTER IN PLACE
     In general.............................................................................................................33
     If you are warned of an explosion........................................................................33
     If you are outside..................................................................................................33
     If you are inside and the problem is outside.........................................................34
     If you are inside and the problem is inside...........................................................34

TYPICAL EMERGIENCIES AND RESPONSES
     Medical emergency.............................................................................................35
     Rescue................................................................................................................35
     Fire......................................................................................................................35
     Hazardous substances........................................................................................35
     Suspicious object/bomb.......................................................................................36

APPENDIX A: Occupant Emergency Plan Check List....................................................37

APPENDIX B: Notes.......................................................................................................38

APPENDIX X: Forest Service PSW Employee Emergency Information........................39




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                            PSW EMERGENCY CHAIN OF COMMAND

Listed in order of priority:

     1. James R. Sedell………………………………………………………………..,Director
        Telephone Contact:Business 510 559-6322 Cell: 510-847-1533

     2. Garland Mason………………………………….……………………….Deputy Director
        Telephone Contact:Business 510 559-6313 Cell: 510-310-6913

     3. Hao Tran………………………………………………. Assistant Director of Research
        Telephone Contact: Business 510 559-6312 Cell: 510-318-4882

     4. Rita Stephens………………………………………..............Assistant Director Admin
        Telephone Contact: Business 510-559-6314 Cell: 703-973-1080

     5. Bob Powers…………………………………………........Program Manager Redding
        Telephone Contact: Business 530-226-2543 Cell: n/a

     6. Boone Kauffman…………………………………………..…..Program Manager IPIF
        Telephone Contact: Business 808-933-8121 Cell: 808-218-0382

     7. Chuck Richmond.............................................................................Safety Officer
       Telephone Contact: Business 510-559-6375                           Cell: 510-816-8277


The purpose of this Emergency Station Director chain of command list is to
designate the Emergency Acting Director to take over the business operations of
the Station in the event that Station Headquarters is unable to operate due to a
natural disaster or terrorist attack.

Forest Service All Employee 24-Hour Telephone Contact Information is
Appendix X, a separate document.

Remember our Emergency Check In Number: 1-877- 858-7777




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                       EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION NUMBERS

Federal Executive Board for the Riverside Area
The role of the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board in emergency dismissal is
that of providing information regarding emergency dismissal, contact information and at
times a “suggested strategy”.

Each individual agency head is responsible for making the decision about his or
her office and for communicating that decision to employees. The Board will
continue to equip the agency heads with information and recommendations
regarding Administration and Office of Personnel Management policies to aid
them in making their decisions. If requested, the FEB will assist the agencies in
making determinations based on shared information and policy decisions from
Washington, D.C. and based on local conditions.

         Name                          Phone                        Fax
Federal Executive Board           562-980-3445                  562-980-3448

Location Emergency Response Team

                                                   Work No.             Home
       Name                   Title/Position        909-680-        Telephone No.
Irene Powell          Safety Coordinator          1515             951-699-9081
                      Emergency Response          1575 / 1577
                      Team
Gary Hernandez        Maintenance Supervisor      1517             909 783-1842




Support Agencies and Emergency Services

   Riverside Fire Department                  9-911

   Riverside Police Department                9-911

   Ambulance/Paramedic Service                9-911

   Riverside Co. Dept. of Environmental Health        (weekdays), 951-358-5172
                                                (After hours), 951-358-5245
                                               (Hazardous Materials), 951-358-5055

   Calif. Office of Emergency Services        916-845-8510

   National Response Center: Hazardous Waste Spills (24 hr Emergency Line) (800)
    424-8802

   City of Riverside Sewage Systems Service 909 351-6140


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                      EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS


Maintenance Supervisor:               Name: Gary Hernandez (-1517)
Fire Department:                      9-911
Local Police:                         9-911
Bomb Disposal:                        9-911
Hazardous Materials Information:      CHEMTREC: 800-262-8200
Chemical Transportation Center
Environmental Protection Agency       800 424-8802 (voice/TDD)
                                      National Response Center
Poison Control Centers.               800-222-1222
Other State & Local Agencies:




Utilities            Gas            1-800-427-2200
                     Water and      951-782-0330
                     electricity    (City of Riverside)
                     Telephone      800-750-2355
Medical, On-Site:    First Aid/CPR 1500
                     Health Unit    N/A
(See also Floor      Nurses         N/A
Team lists)          Doctors        N/A
Medical, Off-Site:   Paramedical    9-911
                     Ambulance      9-911
                     Hospital       951-788-3200 (Riverside Community)
                     Doctors        951-788-3200
Add numbers of other emergency services available locally.




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                                         PURPOSE

This Emergency Response Plan has been developed to describe and coordinate
appropriate employee actions for responding to emergencies, such as hazardous
material spills, fires, earthquakes or other emergency situations that may occur. As the
intrinsic nature of emergency situations is uncertain, this Plan is intended as general
guidance and instruction for building occupants when responding to emergencies at the
Location.

This Plan serves as the Location’s “Emergency Action Plan” required under federal and
state Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Specific
Employee Evacuation Procedures are set forth in Tab D of this document. This Plan
also serves to describe and coordinate various overlapping planning and action
elements of related emergency plans required by multiple environmental regulatory
agencies. These regulatory driven requirements incorporated in this Plan include:

        Hazardous Material Emergency Response Plan (OSHA HAZWOPER)
        Fire Prevention Plan (OSHA)
        Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan (EPA-RCRA /CA-DTSC)
        Hazardous Materials Business Plan (EPA-SARA/CA-Alameda County)
        Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan (EPA/SPCC)
        Accidental Spill Prevention Plan (Riverside Municipal Sewage Systems Service)

Additional training and procedures are provided as a supplement to this Plan as
appropriate for Location employees who assume specialized functions in support of the
above planning elements: e.g., emergency response to hazardous materials, first aid /
CPR, facilities operations and maintenance, fire system and alarm panel operation, etc.

PSW Riverside
The PSW Riverside Forest Fire Laboratory is located at 4955 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, California. This facility consists of a 12-acre site with the following primary
structures:
    1) Building 1 Administration                       10) Greenhouse 4
         (offices)                                     11) Greenhouse 5
    2) Building 2 Technical (offices)                  12) Greenhouse 6
    3) Building 3 Laboratory (labs and                 13) Sample Building
         offices)                                      14) Blockhouse
    4) Modular B (offices)                             15) Burn Building
    5) Headhouse 1                                     16) Small RSS Shed
    6) Headhouse 2                                     17) Small 4403 Shed 1
    7) Greenhouse 1                                    18) Small 4403 Shed 2
    8) Greenhouse 2                                    19) Large 4403 Shed
    9) Greenhouse 3                                    20) Large 4451 Shed




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                      LOCATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

This facility is predominantly engaged in laboratory scale research with potential
applications in natural resource management. Small quantities of laboratory reagents
are stored.

Hazardous materials used and stored onsite are categorized as: corrosive, toxic,
flammable, reactive and contact.

Small amounts of hazardous materials are routinely used in the digest Lab, General
Chemistry Lab and Instrument Room in Building 3; in the Boiler Room in Building 2, the
Cooling Tower between Buildings 2 and 3, the Burn Building and Headhouse 2.

Small amounts of hazardous materials are routinely stored in the General Chemistry Lab
and South Mezzanine in Building 3, the Burn Building and Headhouse 2.

Larger amounts of hazardous materials are routinely stored in the Hazardous Material
Storage Blockhouse.

Chemicals stored in the Weighing Room and the Biosphere Sciences Lab in Building 3
are non-hazardous.




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                      EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AT THE FACILITY

1.   Fire Alarm and Evacuation Equipment:

     All major buildings are equipped with fire detectors and alarm systems. There are
     independent alarm systems for Buildings 1, 2 and 3; Headhouses 1 and 2 and the
     Burn Building. Hence, the activation of any one pull station does not place the entire
     location into alarm status. Building Monitors would pull the alarms in their buildings
     to do that. The Riverside City Fire Department is automatically notified when an
     alarm is activated. It would also serve as the primary indication to building occupants
     to initiate a building evacuation.

2. Emergency Hazardous Material Spill Equipment:

     Hazardous Spill Cleanup Equipment is located in the General Chemistry Lab in
     Building 3. It consists of a spill cleanup kit for acid, caustic and solvent spills,
     absorbent blanket, dust pan, hand broom and personal protective equipment such as
     gloves and goggles.


3. First Aid Equipment & Supplies:

     First aid kits are located throughout the buildings as shown on Evacuation Plan
     diagrams and other locations in the facility. Trained “First-Aiders” (Red Cross
     Certified) are available to respond in a first aid emergency.

4. Communications Equipment:

     A variety of communications equipment is located on site for use in coordinating
     emergency response activities. The fire alarm is the primary tool to alert and
     evacuate employees during an emergency. It can be activated manually by pulling a
     manual pull station. When an alarm is activated, the alarm panel will enunciate the
     specific location causing the alarm activation and notify the local fire department via
     a 24-hour monitoring and dispatch service.




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    Other communication equipment on site includes: portable, two-way radios, pagers
    carried by key facility personnel, telephones in each laboratory and office.

    The Fire Laboratory has satellite cellular telephones and Bendix-King hand-held
    radios.

5. Environmental Services Contractors:

    Under certain circumstances, environmental contractors can be of great utility during
    a release or threatened release of a hazardous material. For example, they can
    empty a tank that appears to be failing. If a spill is contained, they may be able to
    pump up a substantial portion of the liquid, thereby reducing the time and cost of
    cleanup. The following hauler can be contacted in the event of an emergency:

       Consolidated Waste - 909 625 6645 - in Montclair
       Industrial Waste Utilization - 909 984 9984 - in Montclair
       Brickley Environmental - San Bernardino - Asbestos and Lead
       Foss Environmental , Contract Number 53-91S8-02-PUF78, Point of Contact:
        Michael St. Pierre, Number: 510-749-1390
       Tetra Tech EM Inc, Contract Number 53-91S8-02-PUF79, Point of Contact:
        Daniel Chow, Number: 415-222-8222
       PARC Environmental, Contract Number 53-91S8-02-PUF80, Point of Contact:
        Robert Lassotovitch, Number: 559-233-7156
       Consolidated Waste Industries, Inc, Contract Number 53-91S8-02-PUF81, Point
        of Contact: Larry Hagenbuch, Number: 510-597-0901
       A/C Industrial Services Corp, Contract Number:53-91S8-02-PUF82, Point of
        Contact: Charles Hayes, Number: 530-343-5488


    Note: In the event the above contractors cannot be contacted, additional haulers
    may be located in the yellow pages of the telephone book under "Waste Disposal-
    Hazardous".

6. Emergency Cache:

    The Fire Laboratory has a small cache of emergency supplies, tools, medical
    supplies, and non-potable water located in the Audio-Visual Room of Building 1.




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                              SPILL/RELEASE RESPONSE
Introduction

The USDA developed this Spill/Release Response Plan to outline Location procedures
for responding to hazardous materials spills in the lab and other locations throughout the
facility. This plan supplements the USDA’s Hazardous Materials Business Plan and
Chemical Hygiene Plan and is part of the Emergency Response Plan. It is maintained
and updated by the Location Safety Coordinator with input from the Location Safety
Committee.

PROCEDURES FOR RESPONDING TO HAZARDOUS SPILLS

Employees should notify the Spill Response Team whenever there is any question of
whether a spilled material can be safely cleaned up by the person causing or
discovering the spill. SRT assistance should be considered whenever a material may be
particularly toxic, corrosive, irritating or volatile. Approaching these materials may
require specific protective clothing and respiratory protection not available to the
laboratory employee. A chemical’s material safety data sheet (MSDS) is a good
resource when a spill occurs. It describes how to clean up a spill and identifies which
type of personal protection equipment an employee should wear during the cleanup.
MSDSs are located in the Right-to-Know Center in the Chemlab office.

To assist in responding to minor spill incidents, spill stations with absorbent pads and
pillows are located in the Chemistry Laboratory.

The following sections provide very general guidance in responding to various
hazardous materials spills. Additional guidance should be sought prior to responding to
the spill whenever there is any uncertainty to personal or pubic safety or appropriate
environmental practices.

    A.   Chemical Spills in the Laboratory
    B.   Bulk Material Spills
    C.   Radioactive Material Spills
    D.   Biohazardous Materials
    E.   First Aid Procedures During Spill Emergencies

A. Chemical Spills in the Laboratory

Primary contact for assistance: Pam Padgett, Chemical Hygiene Officer (x1584)
Secondary contact for assistance: Spill Response Team (x1575)

Evacuate the immediate area and notify any persons who may be directly impacted or
exposed.
If the nature and quantity of spilled material poses a hazard to the building population
and is not easily isolated (e.g., by closing the doors and isolating the lab), activate the
nearest fire alarm pull station to evacuate the building. If you must leave the immediate
area, post a sign on the closed



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laboratory doors alerting nearby occupants to the spill. If the hazards posed by the
materials are well characterized and it is safe to do so, select appropriate personal
protective equipment and spill clean-up supplies and return to carefully absorb and
containerize the spilled material. If there is any question of whether responding to the
material requires specialized equipment, contact the Spill Response Team for
assistance. Do not respond to highly toxic, corrosive, irritating or volatile substances (or
to any material for which you may not adequately understand the hazards of the
substance) without assistance from the Spill Response Team.

Place all contaminated clean-up materials in a thick, plastic bag. Label the bag with a
hazardous waste label from the stockroom. Make sure the label identifies the type of
material spilled and the date it was placed in the bag. Contact the Chemical Hygiene
Officer for disposal. Follow up by cleaning up the spill site with generous amounts of
soap and water. Ventilate the area as required to remove any lingering vapors or mists.
 Record the incident on an Emergency Notification Worksheet (Tab E) and submit a
copy to the Chemical Hygiene Officer.

B. Bulk Material Spills:
(solvent drums, lubricating oils, gasoline and diesel fuel)

Primary contact for assistance: Chemical Hygiene Officer (x1573)
Secondary contact for assistance:    Spill Response Team (x1575)

Evacuate the immediate area and notify all personnel who may be immediately impacted
or exposed. If the nature and quantity of spilled material poses a hazard to the building
population and is not easily isolated (e.g., by closing the doors and isolating the room or
enclosure), activate the nearest fire alarm pull station to evacuate the building. If it is
safe to do so, attempt to prevent run-off of the material into storm or sanitary sewers by
using booms or other suitable materials. Contact the Spill Response Team for
assistance in mitigating the spill safely. Meet responding SRT personnel at a safe
distance from the material at a location determined in the call for SRT assistance.

C. Radioactive Materials

Riverside no longer has any radioactive equipment.

D. Biohazardous Materials

Primary contact for assistance: Pam Padgett, Chemical Hygiene Officer (x1584)
Secondary Contact for assistance: Spill Response Team (x1575)


Evacuate and isolate the immediate area surrounding the spill. Approach the spill after
donning appropriate personal protective equipment that protects skin and mucous
membranes against splash or contact. Disinfect the spill using a freshly prepared
solution of 10% bleach (1 part bleach / 9 parts water) or a suitable antibacterial
detergent before attempting clean-up. Allow at least 20 minutes of contact time with the
disinfectant, after which clean up the disinfected spill with absorbent pillows and pads.
Do not contact the materials with your hands, use clean-up tools and avoid sharps when

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handling the material. Place the waste in a red medical waste bag and place in a
dedicated medical waste container for offsite treatment. Disinfect the spill surface a final
time with a 10% bleach solution or antibacterial detergent.

Complete an Emergency Notification Worksheet (Tab E) to document the incident and
submit a copy to the Chemical Hygiene Officer.

E. First Aid Procedures During Spill Emergencies

If an employee is injured or shows symptoms of exposure as a result of a spill or similar
incident, the employee is the priority and must be attended to immediately. Call the
Chemical Hygiene Officer, Pam Padgett at x1584 for immediate assistance. Dial 9-911
for life threatening situation. Material Safety Data Sheets include first aid information
specific to the chemical spilled and may be useful in determining appropriate first aid.
The National Poison Control Center (800-222-1222) may also offer appropriate first aid
information. If necessary, the employee should be seen by a physician. General first aid
responses apply in a situation involving hazardous materials:

    1) Eye Contact: Flush with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
       Occasionally lift upper and lower lids. Consult a physician immediately. Eye
       wash stations are located near laboratories throughout the Location.

    2) Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing and immediately flush
       contaminated areas with large amounts of water.

    3) Inhalation: If overcome or affected by vapors, remove from exposure and call a
       physician immediately. If breathing has stopped, start artificial resuscitation.

    4) Ingestion: Call emergency medical aid immediately at 9-911. Consult MSDS to
       determine if vomiting should be induced or if individual should be provided other
       first aid measures.

All occupational injures or illnesses must be reported to the appropriate location
personnel. Contact the Location Safety Coordinator and the employee’s immediate
supervisor.

Hazardous Substances

The Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) 1 July 1999, establishes
uniform requirements for evaluation of all hazardous chemicals used in the U.S.
workplaces and communication of this information to the appropriate personnel. This
Standard was designed to ensure that:

        (1) employers receiver the information they need to inform and train employees
            properly and to design and put in place employee protection programs and;
        (2) employees receive necessary hazard information so they can participate in
            the development of protective measures in their workplaces and support them
            once they are in place.


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Under the Standard, employers are required:

             1) To label all hazardous chemicals in their workplaces and list them on
                Material Safety Data Sheets and;
             2) To develop, publish, and implement a hazard communication program,
                including employee training.

An inventory must be maintained of hazardous materials used in chemical laboratories
and hazardous material storage areas in the building. This inventory should include the
following information for each chemical that poses a potential health or physical hazard:

             1)   Substance name and trade name,
             2)   National Stock Number/Chemical Abstracts Service Number, if applicable;
             3)   Name and location of user;
             4)   Quantity use per day/week/month,
             5)   Container size; and
             6)   Quantities of chemical normally in use and stored.

The Chemical Transportation Center (CHEMTREC), a service of the Chemical
Manufacturers Association, provides 24-hour information on handling accidents in the
transportation of chemicals and has been declared the official “Hotline” for this type of
emergency by the U.S. Department of Transportation.




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REPORTING RELEASE OR THREATENED RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Fire Laboratory in Riverside, California, is
required to provide an immediate verbal report of any release or threatened release of a
hazardous material that may pose a potential threat to the environment or human health.
 No report to external agencies is required if there is a reasonable belief that the release
or threatened release poses no significant present or potential hazard to human health
and safety, property, or the environment, or if the release can be contained within the
boundary of the facility and if no employee was injured or over exposed to hazardous
material.

EXTERAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

External reporting is required in the event of an environmental release of hazardous
materials or other emergency situation that may endanger the health or environment of
the community. These reports are made to the Riverside County Department of
Environmental Health, the Riverside City Fire Department or the State Office of
Emergency Services. The report must be submitted as soon as:

       The facility has knowledge of the release or threatened release

       Notification can be provided without impeding immediate control of the release or
        threatened release

       Notification can be provided without impeding immediate emergency medical
        measures

The report must include the following information about the release or threatened
release:

       The exact location
       The name of the person making the report
       The type and quantity of hazardous material(s) involved
       The potential hazards presented by the incident (if known)

Appropriate emergency services should also be immediately notified. A listing of
services is provided in the "Emergency Notification Contact Numbers" section (Tab A) of
this Plan. Whenever possible, external reporting of a hazardous materials emergency
should be completed by persons who are vested with reporting authority as described in
the next section.




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LOCATION’S EXTERNAL AGENCY REPORTING AUTHORITY

External hazardous material release reporting authority is vested in the following
employees:

Name                       Title/Position                             Work Telephone No.
Pam Padgett           Chemical Hygiene Officer                        909-680-1584

Any employee who becomes aware of an environmental release or threatened release
of a hazardous material is to immediately notify his or her supervisor who shall then be
responsible for immediately notifying one of the individuals listed above. If none of the
persons listed above can be contacted, then the supervisor has the authority to initiate
all necessary external release reporting (See Tab E). Safeguarding the health and
welfare of the community and environment is the priority consideration in the event of a
significant environmental release and external reporting of any potential health or
environmental threat shall not be delayed in these instances.

A written record of all verbal notification is to be prepared by the individual who made the
notification. This record should be initiated at the time of notification or at the earliest
reasonable time thereafter. A copy of each written record is to be provided to the
Environmental Health & Safety Manager and the Location Coordinator. Employees may
use the “Emergency Notification Worksheet” or any written document that serves to
collect similar information pertinent to the incident. Agencies such as the California
Office of Emergency Services and environmental regulatory agencies will often request
a written report on a form specific to the agency notified.




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EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION WORKSHEET

Date and time of call:
Person making call:
Agency notified:
Telephone number:
Person contacted:
Location of spill:
What was spilled:
Quantity & Hazards:
Injuries:
Assistance
Requested:
Contacts Attempted                    Phone #          Time/Remarks
Pam Padgett                           951-680-1584
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Chuck Richmond                        510-559-6375
PSW Safety Officer
                                      Cell:
                                      510 508-0507




*Riverside Fire Department            911
*Riverside Police Department          911
*Riverside Co. Environmental          951-358-5172
Health
*CA Office of Emergency Services      916-845-8510
*EPA National Response Center         800-424-8802
*City of Riverside Sewage Service     909-351-6140




* External reporting only required in the event of release or threatened environmental
release.




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                              FIRE/EXPLOSION RESPONSE

Introduction

A small fire in a laboratory may be readily extinguished by putting a lid on the burning
container, smothering the fire with a blanket or rag, or by using a local fire extinguisher.
If a fire is not immediately controllable, the employee must notify nearby workers,
activate an alarm pull station and evacuate along with other building occupants to the
Location Assembly Area. This Plan is intended to provide guidance to all personnel at
the Riverside facility regarding fire and explosion response.

A. Small Fires and Fire Extinguishers

All facility personnel should know the basics of fire extinguishers. When used properly,
a portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or
containing it until further emergency response assistance arrives. While there is at least
one fire extinguisher in every lab, these extinguishers are not designed to fight a large or
spreading fire. Even against small fires, extinguishers are effective only under the
circumstances for which they were intended.

       The extinguisher must be rated for the type of fire at hand.
       The extinguisher must be large enough to put out the fire.
        (Handheld extinguishers discharge in as little as 8 seconds.)
       The extinguisher must be in easy reach, be fully charged and be in good working
        order.
       The operator must know how to use the extinguisher.
        (There is no time to read directions during an emergency).
       The operator must be strong enough to lift and operate the extinguisher.

Fire extinguishers will indicate which type of fire they can be used to fight. These
notations consist of a series of numbers and letters (e.g., 2A, 20BC). It is important to
know the type of fire and the type of extinguisher to use.

The letter rating identifies the type of fire for which the extinguisher is effective as
follows:

       "A": Effective against wood, paper and rubbish fires. Many fire extinguishers
        have a triangle surrounding the A. The triangle is the international symbol for an
        A fire.

       "B": Effective against flammable and combustible liquids. The square that often
        surrounds the B is the international symbol for a liquid fire.

       "C": Effective against electrical fires. The circle that may be around the letter is
        the international symbol for an electrical fire.

       “D”: Effective against metal fires (i.e. Boron powder). A star surrounding the
        letter D is the international symbol for a metal fire.


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    Fire extinguishers rated ABC are appropriate for use against all three types of fires
    listed above. Type D fires are rare and the extinguishers are specialized for this kind
    of fire. Remember: The fuel source of a fire must be known or the extinguisher
    chosen may not work. An ABC extinguisher will NOT be effective against a metal
    fire.

The numbers that normally precede these letters mean the following:

       The numbers in front of the A, in the above example (2A, 20BC) the number 2,
        means that Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has rated the extinguisher capable of
        putting out an A type fire two square feet in area.

       The number in front of the B, in our case the number 20, is a relative term and
        means only that the extinguisher is 20 times more effective against a B fire than
        one rated 1B.

       There is no number rating system for the C or D designation on a fire
        extinguisher.

The 2A, 20BC extinguisher may therefore be used on any small fire that might be
anticipated at the facility, with the exception of a metal fire. Ensure that the proper type
of extinguisher is used.

To use a fire extinguisher remember the PASS method:

        Pull the pin: The latch of most fire extinguishers is released by removing a pin.
        Aim low: Point the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire, not the flames.
        Squeeze the handle: This releases the extinguishing agent inside.
        Sweep from side to side: aim low, sweep the spray back and forth until fire is out.

It is important to be familiar with the types of fire extinguishers on-site and how to use
them correctly. It is also important to know when NOT to attempt to put a fire out with an
extinguisher. Fire fighting is a dangerous pursuit. Exposure to smoke and other
combustion products is very dangerous. Always leave the scene of a fire if judgment
says it is too big to fight with an extinguisher.




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B.       Large Fires

If any of the following occurs, do NOT attempt to fight the fire:

        The fire has spread beyond the immediate area where it started,
         or is already a large fire.
        The fire could block your escape route.
        You are untrained in the proper operation of the extinguisher.
        You are in doubt as to whether you have the proper type of extinguisher for the
         fire.

If you cannot fight the fire, initiate the emergency response system described below.

C. Initiating The Emergency Response System

Should a situation occur where a fire cannot be extinguished for any of the above
reasons, the emergency response system should be initiated. To do this, pull one of the
many fire alarm pull stations located throughout the facility. A loud, continuous alarm
will sound, triggering building occupants to begin evacuation (Tab I: Evacuation
Procedures) to the Location Assembly Area. This action will also dispatch the local fire
department via a signal from the Location’s alarm panel to the 24-hour monitoring
company.




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                              EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE

Earthquake

If you are indoors, duck or drop down to the floor. Take cover under a sturdy desk, table
or other furniture. Hold on to it and be prepared to move with it. Hold the position until
the ground stops shaking and it is safe to move. Evacuate the facility per the Location’s
Evacuation Procedures (See Tab I). Stay clear of windows, heavy furniture and
appliances. Walk, do not run. Do not reenter the building until the structure is
determined safe for entry. All potential structural, atmospheric, hazardous material and
seismic hazards require evaluation prior to reentry after a moderate or large earthquake.
 The Location management and emergency response personnel will coordinate any
needed building assessment prior to reentry recommendations as necessary.




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                               BOMB THREAT RESPONSE

A. Bomb Threat

Onsite emergency personnel are not qualified or equipped to evaluate a potential bomb
threat, and community-provided assistance must be contacted for assistance. Should a
bomb threat be received, evacuation of the facility and notification of the authorities are
the two main priorities at the Location.

If the threat is imminent, alarm pull stations can be activated to initiate a building
evacuation. All personnel and visitors will be requested to evacuate the facility in
accordance with the evacuation procedures listed in Tab I.

Location emergency contact personnel listed in Tab A will notify the Riverside Police
Department (and other appropriate federal authorities) who will dispatch peace officers
to evaluate the threat. If the threat is deemed credible, the bomb squad will be
summoned to disarm/remove/detonate the device.

B. Suspicious Packages

This guidance for evaluating suspicious packages has been provided by the U.S. Postal
Service and is summarized below.

A mail bomb may possess one or more of the following characteristics:

       Oil stains on the packaging
       A peculiar odor, protruding wires or foil
       Overly heavy for its size
       Weight unevenly distributed
       Thick and bulging as if overstuffed
       Endorsed as RUSH, FRAGILE, HANDLE WITH CARE, etc.
       Addressed to a prominent official and sent restricted delivery and/or “eyes only,
        personal or confidential” etc.
       Title of addressee may be inaccurate or derogatory
       Common words misspelled in the address
       Address may have distorted handwriting or be made from cut and paste lettering
        or prepared on a homemade label
       Usually has stamps, meter strips can easily be traced
       Excessive postage
       No return address or unknown to the recipient




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If a suspicious letter or package arrives at the facility:

       Do not attempt to open the package
       Minimize handling and gently place the item on a stable surface
       Isolate the package
       Immediately inform your supervisor of your concerns
       Evacuate the area immediately
       Do not put the package in water, this could cause an explosion
       Do not put the item in a confined area such as a filing cabinet, which could create
        shrapnel if the package explodes
       If possible, open windows to vent gases and reduce glass shards in case of
        explosion

These bomb threat procedures should be followed if a suspicious package is identified.
Report suspicious packages to the emergency Location contacts listed in Tab A of this
Plan.




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                                     EVACUATION


Persons Authorized To Order Evacuation
Designated Official:                   Assistant Station Director: Hao Tran
                                       Safety Program Coordinator: Irene Powell


Fire Department Official in
Charge:
Evacuation Signals
Fire: Describe method of notification for complete or partial evacuation.
             ALARM (Loud Bell)
Explosion or Gas Leak: Describe method of notification for complete or partial
evacuation.
             Fire Alarm (Loud Bell)
Suspicious Object: Describe method of notification for complete or partial evacuation.
            Intercom Message
Alternate Site (describe or give address)
              N/A

Telephone Numbers


Building Reentry
Method of recalling employees: Word of mouth by Program Manager or Safety
Program Coordinator



Building entry control method: Damage Control coordinator approves re-entry


Drill Schedule:

Dates:




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COMMAND CENTERS


Laboratory Name: RFL             Riverside Forest Fire Laboratory
Address:                         4955 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside CA 92507
Primary Command Center:          Open pavement area south of sunken picnic
                                 area between Buildings 1, 2 and 3
                                 Direct       909 680-1500
Telephones:                      Fax:         909 680-1501
                                 Cellular:    PSW Satellite 254 381 0667
                                              (during emergencies only)


Secondary Command Center: RFL
Location:                        West end of employee parking lot on Monte
                                 Vista Drive
                                 Direct       none
Telephones:                      Fax:         none
                                 Cellular:    PSW Satellite 254 381-0667


Off-Site PSW Command Center      Silviculture Laboratory
Location:                        3644 Avtech Parkway., Redding, CA 96002
                                 Direct         530-226-2500
Telephones:                      Fax:           530-226-5091
                                 PSW            877-858-7777
                                 Emergency
                                 Cellular:      Satellite: 254-381-3184.


Alternate Off-Site PSW Command   Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry
Center
Location:                        60 Nowelo St., Hilo, HI 96720
                                 Direct     808-522-8230 or 808-933-8121
Telephones:                      Fax:       808-933-8120
                                 Cellular:  Boone Kauffman 808-218-0382




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COMMAND CENTER TEAM
(Update as necessary and check quarterly)

Unit Name: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service Incident
           Command Team
Address:   4955 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside, CA

Designated Official:     Name:              David Weise
                         Title:             Directors Representative
                         Telephone:         Cell: 951-236-4886
                                            Office: 951-680-1543
Alternate:               Name:              Nancy Grulke
                         Title              Project Leader, AtDep
                         Telephone:         Cell:
                                            Office: 951-680-1556
Alternate:               Name:
                         Title
                         Telephone:         Cell:
                                            Office:

Safety Manager and       Name:              Irene Powell
Emergency                Title              Location Safety Coordinator
Coordinator:             Telephone:         Cell:
                                            Office: 951-680-1515
Alternate:               Name:              Pam Padgett
                         Title              Chemical Hygiene Coordinator
                         Telephone:         Cell:
                                            Office:951-680-1584

Building Monitor:        Building 1
                         Name:              Rosie Martinez
                                            Office: 951-680-1500
                         Name:              Ella Whitfield
                                            Office: 951-680-1509

Building Monitor:        Building 2
                         Name:              Tony Davila
                                            Office: 951-680-1572
                         Name:              John Benoit
                         Telephone:         Cell:
                                            Office: 951-680-1553




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Building Monitor:     Building 3 Shop Area
                      Name:              Gary Hernandez

                      Telephone:         Cell:
                                         Office: 951-680-1517
                      Name:              Warren Hanna
                                         Office: 951-680-1519

Building Monitor:     Building 3 Lab Area
                      Name:               Diane Alexander
                                          Office: 951-680-1575/1577
                      Name:               Marcia Narog
                      Office area         Office: 951-680-1548

Building Monitor:     Modulars, Headhouses, etc
                      Name:             Joey Chong
                                        Office: 951-680-1421
                      Name:




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EVACUATION PROCEDURES

A Location evacuation may be initiated by fire alarm, verbal command from a supervisor,
emergency response personnel, or any employee who becomes aware of an imminent
threat to the health and safety of building occupants. Important: If you are the person
who initiated the evacuation or know the cause of the fire alarm, report this information
to the Location Safety Coordinator or other personnel who is equipped with two-way
radio communication.

An order or signal to evacuate Location buildings may be initiated under various critical
circumstances to include: building fire, gas leak, power outage, hazardous material
release, earthquake, bomb threat, civil disturbance, or other emergency situation.

All employees should become familiar with both a primary and secondary (alternative)
route for exiting the building during a building emergency.

    A. Building Occupants Responsibilities:

When a building evacuation or alarm is initiated…

    1) Stop all work and immediately evacuate the area. Check to see that your
       coworkers are aware of the evacuation and are preparing to leave the building.

    2) Use the nearest, safe exit. Do not use the main entrance out of habit, unless it is
       the closest exit to you. Do not use building elevators during a building fire alarm
       or power outage.

    3) Close all doors behind you as you exit the building (this action helps protect rated
       exit corridors from smoke and heat, and inhibits the further spread of a potential
       building fire).

    4) Report to the south side of the sunken picnic area between Buildings 1, 2 and 3
       (Location Assembly Area). Stay off the roadway to allow clearance for
       responding emergency vehicles.

    5) Check-in with your supervisor or your supervisor’s designated alternate at the
       Assembly Area and report any knowledge of persons who may be trapped or
       need special assistance.

    6) The Research Work Units will have check-in lists which have been distributed to
       each of them in advance.

    7) Once at the Assembly Area, do not to leave unless:

             a. You are directed to do so by your supervisor or Assembly Area Leader.

             b. Staying at the Assembly Area may endanger your health or safety.

    8) Contractors


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             a. Contractors are to evacuate to their pre-designated Assembly Area (e.g.,
                as specified in the Contractor’s Project Safety Plan) or to the Location’s
                general Assembly Area (i.e., if no special pre-arrangement was arranged).
                 Contract employees are to check in with their Contract supervision and
                follow instructions in accord with their Project Safety Plan.

    9) Visitors:

             a. Check in with your Location host. After checking in, visitors may leave the
                Location as long as it will not impede the efforts of emergency response
                personnel.

    10) Persons Requiring Special Assistance

             a. Persons who require special assistance in evacuation should identify
                colleagues who can serve as evacuation escorts in the event of a building
                emergency. Remember that elevators should not be used during a true
                building emergency and can be a cause of entrapment in the event of
                building fires or power outages.

    11) No building occupant is to reenter any evacuated area or building unless it has
        been cleared by the Assembly Area Leader, or other recognized Location
        representative.

    B. Supervisor Responsibilities:

When a building evacuation or alarm is initiated…

        1) Ensure that all employees, visitors or contractors in your area stop working
           and evacuate immediately.

        2) Ensure that all employees requiring special assistance have pre-arranged
           escorts to help them reach the Assembly Area.

        3) Make arrangements with your staff to ensure that all doors to exit corridors are
           closed after building evacuation completed.

        4) At the Assembly Area account for any possible missing persons reported by
           your staff and report any knowledge of persons who may be trapped or need
           special assistance to the Assembly Area Leader.

        5) Have a designated alternate to take on your responsibilities in the event you
           are absent during an evacuation or building emergency.

    C. Assembly Area Leader Responsibilities

When a building evacuation or alarm is initiated…

        1) Report to the Assembly Area with a bullhorn, two-way radio, pen and notepad.

        2) Coordinate the Assembly Area and maintain order.

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        3) Obtain any reports of missing or potentially endangered persons from
           supervisors.

        4) Based on available information during the evacuation and the nature and
           specific location of the emergency, report knowledge of any personnel who
           have been reported to be in need of immediate assistance. This information
           should be conveyed to the Evacuation Team via two-way radio
           communication.

        5) Relocate the Assembly Area population in the event of obvious wind or
           weather conditions that favor an alternative assembly location.

        6) Notify evacuated building occupants when the building is determined as safe
           to re-enter. This information will be relayed to the Assembly Area Leader by
           internal or external response personnel (as appropriate to the incident).

        7) Make arrangements for a designated backup to take on your responsibilities in
           the event you are absent during an evacuation.

    D. Evacuation Team Responsibilities

The Location’s Evacuation Team consists of all available Building Monitors personnel
who are equipped with two-way radio communication and members of the Spill
Response Team who are available to report to the Location Assembly Area. The
principal roles of the Location Evacuation Team Members are described below. It
should be noted that these Location first responders may only perform these roles to the
extent that performing these duties does not endanger their own health and safety.

        1) Respond immediately to the Location Assembly Area to evaluate and verify
           the potential cause of the building alarm. Communicate the status of the
           building emergency with the alarm panel monitoring and dispatch service.

        2) Assist with the complete evacuation of building occupants from Location
           buildings. Conduct building sweeps and provide assistance as available to
           persons with special needs.

        3) Maintain contact with the Location Assembly Area Leader to inform him/her of
           the current status of the alarm or building emergency.

        4) Meet with outside emergency response personnel (e.g., local fire, police,
           paramedics, etc.) to provide any specific Location knowledge of the building
           emergency to arriving emergency services personnel.

The roles described above apply during normal business hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

All building alarms occurring during off hours will be treated as imminent emergency
situations until determined otherwise and will be evaluated by outside emergency
personnel. All Location personnel including Evacuation Team Members on site are to
evacuate to the Assembly Area during off hours emergencies and consult with
responding outside emergency services.

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Building Monitors

       Direct orderly flow of persons during drills and emergencies, along the prescribed
        evacuation routes.
       Ensure that area or building is completely vacated, when required.
       Ensure that windows and doors are closed, lights on, and electrical appliances off
        during fire evacuations.
       Leave windows and doors open and lights on during bomb threat evacuations.
       Maintain list of handicapped persons, (List should include name, telephone
        extension, room number, and type of handicap.)
       If evacuating because of a bomb threat, search the stairwell before using it.
       Control movement of persons on stairways, keeping them in single file and
        moving steadily at a walking pace; instruct persons to grasp handrails.
       Keep door open to stairway until the area/Building is clear.
       Restrict and monitor use of stairwells as necessary.
       Assign Monitors for the Handicapped, one per handicapped person.

Exit Monitors

       Work with Building Monitors.
       Ensure the exits are open and free of hindrances.
       Deny unauthorized access to the building.
       Direct orderly movement of persons to safety areas.
       Assist in evacuation of handicapped persons.

Damage Control Team

The Damage Control Team consists of the Maintenance Staff and other people familiar
with the facility’s construction, equipment, and overall operating system. Team
members report to the Damage Control Coordinator. Generally, their job is to control
dangerous conditions until further help arrives and to assess potential and real danger.
This may include the following duties:

       Ensure that appropriate response organization (Fire Department, Police
        Department medical, hazardous materials, etc.) has been notified.
       Initiate reasonable fire suppression or confinement using facility portable fire
        extinguishers.
       Assist emergency response personnel.
       Disconnect utilities or equipment.
       Protect or remove equipment, records, hazardous substances, etc.
       Perform rescue and first aid.
       Make emergency repairs.




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Nights/Weekends/Holidays

In the event of an emergency at night, over the weekend, or on a holiday, the senior
Federal official present should act as the “Designated Official” and initiate appropriate
action. This person will need to coordinate with appropriate maintenance personnel.

Communications

Of high-priority concern to members of the Emergency Response Team are the primary
and alternate means of communication that will be used to:

        1) Activate the organization.
        2) Inform building occupants of the nature of an emergency and what action to
           take.
        3) Coordinate activities during the emergency.

For fires and bomb threats, the fire alarm system will be used to notify employees to
immediately evacuate to the assembly area. For other types of emergencies such as a
biological or chemical attack, a message will be given to PSW employees via a new
voice intercom system.




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                                     SHELTER IN PLACE

In general…
    Do what you are told to do by announcements over public address system, the radio
    or television, or by a firefighter, police officer, or other official. A crisis is no time to
    second-guess the one group of people with expertise and equipment to know what’s
    actually going on. Their specific instructions should take precedence over general
    guides such as this one.

If you’re warned of an explosion…

    Duck and cover. Get away from windows and behind something solid. Then curl up
    to protect your face and eyes.

If you're outside and you hear an explosion, or if you see people choking or
       collapsing…

       Cover your nose and mouth. The big danger with most toxic substances is
        inhaling them. Even thin fabrics such as a handkerchief, scarf, or shirt will reduce
        your chance of inhaling radioactive particles, many chemical and biological
        agents, and the choking dust that ordinary bombs produce.

       N95 paper masks can be acquired from your agency's Safety Officer.

       Move away at an angle. If you're downwind of the attack, something dangerous
        may be drifting toward you. Since you can’t out run the wind, the way to get out
        of its path is to quickly move perpendicular with the direction of the blowing winds.
         Going around a corner will also put a building between you and the source of
        danger.

       Move indoors. Find an intact, sturdy building and go in it. Modern buildings are
        fairly airtight and will keep out most toxic substances for some time.

       Strip and shower. Showers are located in Building 3 and New Headhouse
        restrooms. Drench showers are located in the General Chemlab, the Digest Lab,
        the New Headhouse and outside the Hazmat Blockhouse. If you actually were
        exposed to something toxic, most of it will have settled on your outer layer of
        clothing. Carefully take your outer garments off (ideally, shower with your clothes
        on first so they’re safer to handle) and put them into a plastic bag, or where no
        one can touch them. Then shower or have somebody hose you down, thoroughly
        but gently, to get the residue off your skin.




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If you’re inside and the problem is outside…

       Close up the building. Close doors and windows and call Gary Hernandez (-
        1517) to turn off air handlers. This will make most modern buildings air tight
        and will keep most toxic substances from drifting in. If part of the building has
        broken windows or is not air tight, find an intact room to shelter in.

       Move away from windows just in case there is a second explosion, or a release of
        highly penetrating gamma radiation. Place yourself behind a solid wall.

       Stay put and wait for official announcements. Listen to the radio if possible or
        watch TV. Keep an eye out for official announcements. Unless there is
        something obviously wrong with the building you are in, (e.g. it’s on fire, or the
        windows are all blown out), it’s probably safer to stay put than to go outside. Wait
        for someone in a position of authority to tell you when, how, and where to
        evacuate.

If you’re inside and the problem is inside…

       Get out of the building. Because modern buildings are fairly airtight, a dangerous
        substance released inside a building will stay dangerously concentrated. If
        people inside your building are chocking and collapsing, or if the building is on
        fire, it’s time to leave and head for a safer shelter.




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                      TYPICAL EMERGENCIES AND RESPONSES

Most emergencies can be handled routinely if people know the procedures established
to get the correct help fast. The services needed for each kind of emergency must be
identified and the telephone numbers kept within easy reach and updated periodically.
Members of the Occupant Emergency Organization should be familiar with the
capabilities, limitations, and response times of each such emergency service.

       If a potentially necessary service is not readily available, the Occupant Emergency
Organization should develop the required capability.
       Outlined below are some typical emergencies that could occur in a Federal facility
and require quick response. Actual response procedures for a particular facility should be
conducted in a manner similar to those discussed herein.

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

When medical assistance is needed, the facility First Aid Team members and other
identified occupants may be the fastest source of first aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
 Call Ext 1500.

Local police, fire, and rescue squads can provide ambulance services and paramedics;
police and fire department personnel can also maintain order during emergency
requiring large-scale medical services. Call: 9-911

RESCUE

Local fire departments normally have the most rescue experience and training. Call: 9-
911

FIRE

Be sure that all occupants know the locations of fire alarm boxes and fire extinguishers,
how/when to use them, and the procedures to follow when they hear the fire alarm.
Occupants should also know whom they should notify after they have turned in an alarm
so that the Emergency Command Team can be activated.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

The Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) 1 July 1999, establishes
uniform requirements for evaluation of all hazardous chemicals used in U.S. workplaces
and communication of this information to the appropriate personnel. This Standard was
designed to ensure that:

     (1) employers receive the information they need to inform and train employees
         properly and to design and put in place employee protection programs and;
     (2) employees receive necessary hazard information so they can participate in the
         development of protective measures in their workplaces and support them once
         they are in place.


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 Under the Standard, employers are required:

     (1) To label all hazardous chemicals in their workplaces and list them on Material
         Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and;
     (2) To develop, publish, and implement a hazard communication program, including
         employee training.

An inventory must be maintained of hazardous materials used in chemical laboratories
and hazardous material storage areas in the building. This inventory should include the
following information for each chemical that poses a potential health or physical hazard:

    1)   Substance name and trade name,
    2)   National Stock Number/Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Number, if applicable;
    3)   Name and location of user;
    4)   Quantity used per day/week/month,
    5)   Container size; and
    6)   Quantities of chemical normally in use and stored.

The Chemical Transportation Center (CHEMTREC), a service of the Chemical
Manufacturers Association, provides 24-hour information on handling accidents in the
transportation of chemicals and has been declared the official "Hotline" for this type of
emergency by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

SUSPICIOUS OBJECT/BOMB

Occupants, because of their familiarity with the space where they work, can most easily
spot something that does not belong there. They should be warned, however, not to
touch suspicious objects but to report them immediately upon discovery to the Location
Safety Coordinator (x1573).

Riverside Police Officers have primary search responsibility if a bomb is suspected.
They can help in training for bomb searches and provide leadership during a search.
Their bomb disposal unit would, in most instances, provide the quickest response for
defusing or otherwise disposing of a bomb. Call: 9-911




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APPENDIX A: Occupant Emergency Plan Check List
If you can't check any of the following questions, your Occupant/Emergency Plan needs strengthening.
Contact your Building Manager and/or the GSA Physical Security and Law Enforcement Office nearest you
if you need help.

   Did an advisory committee of         Are procedures established            a search, evacuation, etc.?
    appropriate officials assist in       for handling serious illness,
    developing the plan?                  injury, or mechanical
                                          entrapment?                          Have procedures been
   Is this committee still
                                                                                established for bomb
    available for consultation?          Do organization members
                                                                                disposal?
                                          know what medical
   Has an emergency                      resources are available and          Have emergency shutdown
    organization been                     how to reach them?                    procedures been developed?
    established, preferably
    following existing lines of          Have all occupants been told         Have plans been made for
    authority?                            how to get first aid/CPR fast?        capture and control of
                                                                                elevators?
   Are emergency organization           Do occupants know what to
    members designated by                 do if an emergency is                Have arrangements been
    position rather than by               announced?                            made for emergency repair
    person?                                                                     or restoration of services?
                                         Are evacuation procedures
   Do organization members               established and familiar to all      Have drills and training been
    know their own                        employees?                            adequate to ensure a
    responsibilities as well as                                                 workable emergency plan?
    who has decision-making              Have special procedures
    authority in any given                been established for                 In leased space, is the
    situation?                            evacuation of the                     responsibility of the
                                          handicapped?                          owner/lessor clearly defined?
   Has a procedure been
    established to notify                Are fire reporting procedures        If contract guards are used,
    organization members?                 established and familiar to all       have their authority and
                                          employees?                            responsibilities been defined.
   Are emergency procedures
    easy to implement rapidly?           Have firefighting plans been         Are floor plans and occupant
                                          developed which coordinate            information readily available
   Has a Command Center                  internal and external                 for use by police, fire, bomb
    location been established?            resources?                            search squads, and other
                                                                                emergency personnel?
   Are communications at the            Do occupants know to whom
    Command Center adequate?              they should report an                Has a hazard
                                          unlawful act?                         communication program
   Do emergency organization
                                                                                been implemented in
    members know under what              Do occupants know to whom
                                                                                accordance with 29CFR?
    circumstances they are to             they should report any other
    report to the Command                 emergency incident?                  Has an inventory been
    Center?                                                                     compiled of all hazardous
                                         Do employees know what
                                                                                materials used in individual
   Are employees who do not              procedures to follow if they
                                                                                workplaces and stored
    have assigned duties                  receive a telephone bomb
                                                                                anywhere in the building?
    excluded from the Command             threat?
    Center?                                                                    Are emergency telephone
                                         Are bomb search
                                                                                numbers displayed and/or
   Are emergency telephone               responsibilities and
                                                                                published where they are
    numbers posted in the CC              techniques specified in the
                                                                                readily available?
    and throughout the building?          plan?
                                                                               Are they reviewed and
   Published in the telephone           Are procedures established
    book?                                 for reporting the progress of         updated frequently?



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APPENDIX B: Notes




Your assistance in keeping this Guide assistance orientated and current is solicited and
will be greatly appreciated. Your suggestions and comments can be sent to:
Pam Padgett (909) 680-1584
Pacific Southwest Research Station                    Fax: (909) 680-1501
4955 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, CA 92507


Additional information is available from: http://www.gsa.gov/federalprotectiveservices




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APPENDIX X: Forest Service PSW Employee Emergency Information

Appendix X is a separate document to be kept under lock and key by the Station
Director, the two Assistant Directors, the two Program Managers and the Human
Resources Officer. Appendix X is to be used to provide each first-line supervisor with
emergency information on each employee supervised. In the event a first-line
supervisor is unavailable during an emergency, the second-line supervisor is
responsible for obtaining necessary emergency information from one of the six people
with the complete list.




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